Meursault, an ordinary little clerk living in Algiers, leads a quiet and unemotional life. He commits a senseless murder and is convicted, his lack of emotion toward his mother's death weighing against him. As he contemplates his execution, he considers the value of life and is on the verge of exhibiting feeling.
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I suppose it was my hurrying like that, what with the glare off the road and from
the sky, the reek of gasoline, and the jolts, that made me feel so drowsy. Anyhow,
I slept most of the way. When I woke I was leaning against a soldier; he grinned ...
For eight years the two had been inseparable. Salamano's spaniel is an ugly
brute, afflicted with some skin disease— mange, I suspect; anyhow, it has lost all
its hair and its body is covered with brown scabs. Perhaps through living in one ...
Anyhow, to my mind, the man was asking for trouble; one shouldn't play fool tricks
of that sort. So, what with long bouts of sleep, my memories, readings of that
scrap of newspaper, the tides of light and darkness, the days slipped by. I'd read,
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